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Temperature measurement by laser-induced fluorescence of nitric oxide in combustion flame
Author(s): Masafumi Yorozu; Yasuhiro Okada; Akira Endo
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Paper Abstract

2D rotational temperature measurement was performed in a stable combustion flame of premixed butane and oxygen using multiline laser induced fluorescence (LIF) of nitric oxide (NO) molecules. The rotational lines of the $gama bands of NO were excited by laser light around 226 nm, and the LIF signal was observed by an image-intensified digital camera. Temperature was determined through least square fitting correlation between LIF intensity and excitation rotational quantum number for the Boltzmann distribution function. The measured LIF intensity was approximated by the Boltzmann distribution with good accuracy, and the temperature obtained was between 500K and 1800K for the test flame. The measuring error of the temperature was evaluated and found to be 80K, which corresponded to 8 percent of the measured fluorescence intensity. The two-line LIF scheme was evaluated for comparison with the multiline LIF approach. Temperature which was obtained by two-line LIF scheme corresponded well with multiline LIF results for Q1(31.5)/Q1(16.5) excitation. However, for Q1(18.5)/Q1(16.5) excitation, the obtained temperature did not agree with the multiline LIF result because the population of rotational states J equals 18.5 and J equals 16.5 is similar at high temperatures. We found that two-line LIF temperature measurement was reliable when excitation lines were suitably selected.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 May 1997
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3108, Combustion Diagnostics, (23 May 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.274761
Show Author Affiliations
Masafumi Yorozu, Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Ltd. (Japan)
Yasuhiro Okada, Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Ltd. (Japan)
Akira Endo, Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Ltd. (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3108:
Combustion Diagnostics
Maurus Tacke; Winfried Stricker, Editor(s)

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